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Olympic coach and motivator Laurie Lawrence and 2016 Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller at the final Road to Rio Ignite series at NSW Institute of Sport on 22 May 2015.

After six months, the final Road to Rio Ignite series has been held in Sydney featuring the Australian women's football team, as the journey to the 2016 Games moves to the next stage.

Jacob Clear, Murray Stewart, Dave Smith and Ken Wallace powering to victory in the K4 1000 at the Australian Championships on 13 March 2015.

Australia will continue to shuffle the crew in its Olympic gold medal boat, the men’s K4 1000, this weekend as it works to find the team to defend their title in Rio.

Women Volleyroos at 2015 Asian Championships in China.

The Australian women’s volleyball team has been beaten by Korea at the Asian Championships in China, but their form continues to impress.

Emily van Egmond of the Matildas celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal during the international women's friendly match between the Australia and Vietnam at Jubilee Stadium on May 21, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

FOOTBALL: The Australian women's football team will depart for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 on the back of a clinical 11-0 trouncing of Vietnam

AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) has elected John Coates as President of ICAS for the period 2015-2018.

Women Volleyroos at 2015 Asian Championships in China.

The Australian women's volleyball team has made a winning start to the Asian Championships in China, beating the Philippines 3-1 in their opening match.

Lauren Mitchell of Western Australia performs on the beam during the Australian National Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena on May 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia’s best ever gymnast, Lauren Mitchell, has returned to competition at Gymnastics Nationals for the first time since injuring both ankles last year

Australian artistic gymnast Lauren Mitchell poses during an Australian Gymnastics team portrait session at the State Sports Centre on May 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Olympian Lauren Mitchell will be among a hot field in Melbourne this week, competing at the National Championships.

Mark Spearman competes at the 2012 ISAF Youth World Championship.

Three sailors are the first Australian athletes selected to compete at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Richie Porte of Australia and Team SKY arrives at he start of stage six of the 2015 Paris-Nice from Vence to Nice on March 14, 2015 in Vence, France.

Richie Porte's Giro d'Italia campaign has taken a sizeable hit after he was penalised two minutes and slipped to 12th overall for receiving assistance from a rival Australian rider.